Journal of Herpetology is an international peer-reviewed, quarterly publication of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles produced continuously since 1968. This journal publishes original taxonomy and hypothesis-driven research on the biology of amphibians and/or reptiles. All articles are available online to SSAR members.
In 2009, Journal of Herpetology was selected as one of the “100 most influential journals in biology and medicine worldwide over the last 100 years” by the Special Libraries Association. Articles may include research on the evolution, genetics, ecology, behavior, physiology, morphology, development, conservation, education, and management of herpetofaunal species. Articles that are primarily descriptive (without a hypothesis-driven framework or novel analysis), including papers on captive breeding, new techniques or sampling methods, geographic range extensions, and limited natural history that are not placed in a broader ecological or comparative context, are not appropriate for Journal of Herpetology, and may be submitted to our sister publication, Herpetological Review.